Bill S3005-2013

Provides that the naval militia shall constitute the naval forces of the state of New York

Provides that the naval militia shall constitute the naval forces of the state of New York.

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Actions

  • Mar 19, 2013: referred to governmental operations
  • Mar 19, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 19, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 14, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 13, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 12, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.200
  • Jan 28, 2013: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - Mar 12, 2013
Ayes (13): Ball, Carlucci, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella, Gipson, Sampson, Sanders

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3005

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the military law, in relation to the definition of naval militia

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would amend the definition of naval militia to conform with federal law in recognizing it as constituting the naval forces of the state of New York.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would amend subdivision 2 of section 1 of the military law to amend the definition of naval militia in order to conform with federal law and legally recognize it as constituting the naval forces of the state of New York.

JUSTIFICATION: Pursuant to Section 43 of the Military Law, the New York Naval Militia is the naval force of the organized militia. In furtherance of such section it is comprised of the units and personnel forming the naval militia of the state and such other naval units as may be organized including the personnel who are enlisted, appointed or commissioned therein. Ninety-five percent of the persons who are members of the New York naval militia must be members of the United States naval reserve, the United States marine corps reserve or the United States coast guard reserve.

Section 43 further states that the New York naval militia must be commanded by:

(a) an officer of the United States navy or naval reserve who has attained a grade of commander or higher; (b) an officer of the United States marine corps or marine corps reserve who has attained a grade of lieutenant colonel or higher; or (c) an officer of the United States coast guard or coast guard reserve who has attained a grade of commander or higher.

The commanding officer of the New York naval militia must maintain liaison with the United States navy, United States marine corps, United States coast guard, and their reserve components. Pursuant to federal law, the New York naval militia is also legally recognized as the naval forces of the state of New York. This bill seeks to specify this fact in the opening definition (subdivision 1 of section 2) of the Military Law, and thereby conform such definition with both federal law and section 43 of the military law.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.5767 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill could have a fiscal benefit for the New York naval militia in conforming its state definition with that recognized in federal law.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act would take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3005 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 28, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the military law, in relation to the definition of naval militia THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 1 of the military law, as amended by chapter 112 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows: 2. The term "naval militia" shall mean the New York naval militia AND SHALL CONSTITUTE THE NAVAL FORCES OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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